Robert A.



A Forge, and a Scythe

for solo guitar
1998 | ca. 8 min.

f.p. 23 Jan./99; Subsequent: 6 Jun./99, 9 Feb./01, 13 Oct./01, Toronto. D. Cumming (gtr.)


Complete Studio Recording
Danielle Cumming, guitar

Programme Notes

Composed in 1998, this piece pays homage to the Spanish and Latin 20th century guitar repertoire by Villa-Lobos, Brouwer and Rodrigo. The title is taken from the Raymond Carver poem of the same name, and the musical discourse is free and improvisatory. A Forge, and a Scythe was written for guitarist Danielle Cumming, and a recording of which is available on her debut CD entitled Postcards.